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Cybersecurity becomes boutique industry cluster in Spokane

The Inland Northwest has become a minor hub for cybersecurity and is poised for further growth and recognition in the field as regional universities create programs for future cybersecurity workers, some experts in the field here say. ...


Standardized test scores decline, but so does colleges’ emphasis

Although average standardized test scores for the high school class of 2022 declined nationwide, some university representatives here say those test results mean little for admissions teams, as many Washington state schools are dropping requirements for ...


Homebuilders job-training initiative gets big funding boost

The Spokane Home Builders Association recently received a big boost for its Frame Your Future initiative, when Spokane County commissioners awarded Frame Your Future $1 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to enhance its job-training programs. ...


SCC launches one-year transfer degree program

Spokane Community College is launching a one-year transfer degree which will allow students to complete a conventional two-year associate of arts degree in half of the time. ...

Offering wellness tools can help retain employees

As labor shortages continue to impact companies across industries, businesses are shifting their focus to employee retention. According to Bank of America’s recent Workplace Benefits Report, 46% of ...


Uptic Studios launches interior design company

Matthew and Julie Collins, principals of quickly growing Spokane architecture company Uptic Studios Inc., are starting a new interior design company. And soon, Uptic plans to move to a larger location and expand its team of architects and designers....


Parametrix’s pipeline challenge

The Spokane office of Seattle-based engineering company Parametrix Inc. is receiving more work than its staff here can handle and is having to share some of that work with its other offices. Roger Flint, chief operating officer at Parametrix, is based...


Ron Sims reflects on architecture career

After a 40-year career as an architect and 22 years into his retirement, Ron Sims, former principal of ALSC Architects PS, says he’s satisfied with the contributions he’s made to commercial, educational, and government projects in the Spokane ...

Residence halls designed to help students succeed

Living on a college campus is no longer just about a place to sleep between classes. Dormitories, once celebrated for their ability to pack students together efficiently, have been replaced by residence halls. ...


Inflation expected to perforate INW giving season

Nonprofit leaders here say that they expect individual donors will have less to give due to higher inflation and growing living expenses in the upcoming giving season, but they’re also prepared to overcome potential budget shortfalls with lessons...

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